Tagged: david bazzel

Bye-Bye Babe: A Controversial Contest Goes Nameless

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2018 4:46 pm

KABZ-FM's embattled radio contest pitting local female newscasters against one another in a March Madness-style bracket has avoided elimination by changing its name.

BBBS Toast & Roast

by Staff 10/1/2015 12:00 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas hosted its 41st annual Toast & Roast at the Embassy Suites. This year’s event honored David Bazzel; proceeds benefited the organization’s mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring mentors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas Sets Sights on David Bazzel for 41st Annual Toast & Roast

by Jess Ardrey 5/18/2015 8:17 am

The BBBSCA's yearly fundraiser returns, and this time it's placed the target on former Razorback and current radio host David Bazzel.

Tickets on Sale for Football 101 Lessons for Ladies

by Lauren James 7/23/2013 8:00 am

Get tickets for Football 101 -- a football how-to for women presented by former Razorback team captain David Bazzel, along with Tommy Smith and Roger Smith, hosts of the "The Show with No Name" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8) at War Memorial Stadium. Admission is $25.

Jim Harris: Once Razorbacks' Smith Realizes Where He Is, He Explains Team’s Plight

by Jim Harris 9/24/2012 5:00 pm

As much as John L. Smith went on Monday about how much he liked Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson, in a pre-luncheon press conference and during his address to the Little Rock Touchdown Club, we find ourselves feeling that way about the Razorback head coach these days. It’s easy to like him as a person. Feel free to scratch your head about the way he coaches or what comes out of his mouth.

Jim's Notebook: Kingsley Commitment Brightens Bad Day For Hogs; Cowboy Talk At Touchdown Club

by Jim Harris 9/17/2012 2:44 pm

For this old-timer it doesn't seem that long ago, in Arkansas' early years in the Southeastern Conference, that the football Hogs would be regularly trounced by the big boys while the fan base would be anxiously looking forward to basketball season and the upcoming hoops signing day. Those days may be back. In the middle of Arkansas being routed 52-0 by Alabama on Saturday, the one glimmer of hope came from Mike Anderson's basketball program when Moses Kingsley announced his commitment to the hoop Hogs.

Jim's Notebook: Matt Jones Now Settled In Central Arkansas, Talking Razorbacks

by Jim Harris 9/10/2012 3:00 pm

Matt Jones may be the most enigmatic Arkansas Razorback football player of modern times and he made some of the biggest plays in Hog history. And he obviously still captures the fans' imagination. The Embassy Suites ballroom wasn't ready to handle all of the overflow crowd on hand to catch Jones' visit with the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday. No doubt, though, many of the club's membership also wanted to hear what Jones and club president David Bazzel had to say about previously No. 8-ranked Arkansas' stunning loss Saturday to Sun Belt Conference member Louisiana-Monroe 34-31 in overtime.

Jim Harris: Mark May Talks Lou Holtz, Penn State And What He Expects From Razorbacks

by Jim Harris 8/20/2012 3:18 pm

ESPN college football analyst Mark May covered more subjects in 30 minutes for the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday than most football banquet speakers would manage in a week. With his rapid-fire delivery and his ability to change directions in midthought, May touched on everything the Arkansas football fan would have wanted to know as the Touchdown Club opened its eighth season with a one-off at the Peabody Hotel. May, a former NFL star offensive tackle with the Washington Redskins and a College Football Hall of Fame inductee, described himself Monday as "blunt, truthful and honest." Nothing about college football, however, seemed to hit home with May more than the Penn State scandal.

Jim Harris: Starting With Hogs' Tyler Wilson Greenwood Well-Represented in Touchdown Club's Awards

by Jim Harris 1/27/2012 3:31 pm

A pattern becomes evident with just a quick glance at the brief but illustrious history of the Little Rock Touchdown Club's annual awards. Something's in the water in Greenwood. Daniel Stegall, a former Bulldog quarterback who went on to try professional baseball, was honored as his classification's (4A) player of the year in 2005. Tyler Wilson, who just completed his junior season in leading Arkansas to an 11-2 season, was this year's Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year as chosen by the club. And Drew Morgan, a junior who led Greenwood to yet another Class 5A state crown, was the 5A player of the year.

Broyles Award Removes Penn State's Sandusky From Lifetime Achievement List

by Chris Bahn 11/11/2011 2:26 pm

Former Penn State linebackers coach Jerry Sandusky has been removed from the list of Broyles Award lifetime achievement winners. Sandusky, who was charged last week with molesting eight boys over a 15-year period, was never a finalist for the Broyles Award award, but had been a nominee and was honored in 2000 for his career. A lifetime achievement award was given from 1999-2002.

Jim Harris: Petrino Greeted Like Royalty in Little Rock As Opening Week Arrives

by Jim Harris 8/29/2011 3:30 pm

Bobby Petrino walked into the huge Embassy Suites ballroom and the crowd estimated at 700 people acknowledged his entrance with a standing ovation. There was no "Welcome Bobby Petrino" from Little Rock Touchdown Club president David Bazzel, or any other indication the Arkansas Razorback coach was making his way to the head table. Fans spotted his red hair and ruddish face and immediately began standing and clapping loudly.

2010 Recap: What You Were Reading On ArkansasSports360.com

by 12/27/2010 9:31 am

Was there a common thread among the most-read ArkansasSporst360.com stories, commentaries and blog items of 2010? See for yourself...

Jim Harris: Quick Glance Says Leach Should Be Re-Employed This Time Next Year

by Jim Harris 8/30/2010 3:11 pm

Before he got away to return to his new home in Key West, former Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach outlined his ongoing battle with his former employer for the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday. Leach has sued the school for wrongful termination, and he told a packed house at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock that depositions taken and memos uncovered by his legal representatives favor his side.

Jim's Notebook: Controversy a Must for Touchdown Club Speakers, Starting With Mike Leach

by Jim Harris 8/24/2010 2:28 pm

If Little Rock Touchdown Club founder David Bazzel ever placed a want-ad for his Monday speakers in football season, one requirement for at least a third of them might be: Must be controversial. So, bring in former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach to kick off the luncheon schedule on Aug. 30.

A Fever We Don’t Fight

by Lindy Blackstone 8/23/2010 12:00 am

Even though it was a preseason game, it was football. My usual Sunday night was quickly dismissed because it was “game on.” It didn’t matter who was playing — it was a game.

David Bazzel on Cajun's Wharf for Soirée Recommends

by Lance Turner 12/22/2009 2:57 pm

David Bazzel on Cajun's Wharf, a seafood and steak restaurant on the Arkansas River that boasts a sizzling nighttime scene, a one-of-a-kind party deck on the river and a signature drink, the Play De Doh. Part of Soirée Recommends, our video dining guide.